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LSU AgCenter’s cookbook celebrates Serving Louisiana
September 8, 2008


For a century, the LSU Agricultural Center has specialized in conducting research that’s focused on strengthening agriculture and the food system in Louisiana and the nation. Their cookbook, Serving Louisiana, delivers the Center’s best intentions straight into people’s kitchens with culturally authentic recipes that range from basic to local favorites.

It’s called the Pelican State, but Louisiana is really famous for its seafood. Serving Louisiana doesn’t disappoint with a whole chapter of fresh recipes: Seafood Filè Gumbo; Crawfish Cornbread Dressing; Eggplant with Shrimp; Herbed Shrimp and Feta Cheese Casserole, and Catfish Co-Op.

Louisiana Yams, also known as sweet potatoes, are another proud crop that’s well-represented: Rib-Eye Roast with Oven-Browned Vegetables, Sweet Potato Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pound Cake. Of course, other recipes include to-die-for casseroles, stews, game, veggie dishes, and decadent desserts that could only come from the south.

But the LSU AgCenter is devoted to more than just researching crops and food. Serving Louisiana reflects this because it’s an everyday guide for running a healthy household and keeping a kosher kitchen. There are tips on everything from choosing fresh citrus fruit to thoroughly removing bacteria from fish, to the history of ‘deviled’ food dishes.

Serving Louisianashows how to eat good food safely, healthfully, and how to have fun while doing it, just as those in Louisiana like it.

“The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs.”

Serving Louisiana: Favorite Recipes of Family and Friends of the LSU AgCenter (ISBN 978-0-9649132-0-2; $21.95) is available online at This authentic regional cookbook was edited, designed, and produced by Favorite Recipes Press, an imprint of FRP Books, Inc.

Since 1961, Favorite Recipes Press has specialized in helping individuals, non-profits and community groups create, design, edit, and produce award-winning cookbooks. For more information, visit to learn about this highly customized process.

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